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Friday, 25 March 2022

Cancer and Oncology Q 97

The classic symptoms that define breast cancer includes the following except:
    A. Solitary, irregularly shaped mass
    B. “Pink peel” skin
    C. Firm, nontender, nonmobile mass
    D. Abnormal discharge from the nipple

Correct Answer: B. “Pink peel” skin

Options D: Pink peel skin is a symptom of breast cancer but it can also be seen with other conditions such as eczema, contact dermatitis, or scarlet fever.

Options A, C, and D: Classic symptoms that define breast cancer include: Firm, nontender, nonmobile mass. Solitary, irregularly shaped mass. Adherence to muscle or skin causing dimpling effect. Involvement of the upper outer quadrant or central nipple portion. Asymmetry of the breasts. “Orange peel” skin. Retraction of nipple. Abnormal discharge from nipple.

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